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  • General Livestock Assistant

    (Added April 26, 2017) Brookford Farm is a large, diversified operation nestled along the banks of the Merrimack River in central New Hampshire, a short drive north of Concord. The farm acquired this 650-acre plot and moved from a leased location four years ago. We grow about 40 acres of certified organic vegetables, raise pastured layers, broilers, and hogs, and rotationally graze our dairy and beef animals. The dairy cows' diet is supplemented with organic grain, but we feed no soy, corn, or corn silage. Our milk is all bottled raw or turned into various cultured products right here on the farm, and moved through our 300 member year-round CSA, farmers markets, and local groceries and restaurants.

    The General Livestock Assistant would be expected to milk 6 shifts per week, feed out bales and bed down barns through the winter, monitor herd and calf health, set up and move temporary fencing during the grazing season, and assist with construction projects. There will also be a fair amount of work with the chickens: moving them on pasture, feeding and collecting eggs. Those with tractor experience (preferred) may expect to help with mucking out, turning compost, cropping, and haying. Once settled in, the candidate will be expected to anticipate and execute tasks on their own or with the livestock team.

    Previous animal husbandry experience is required, and dairy experience is preferred, but not absolutely necessary. We are looking for patient individuals who are committed to low-stress livestock handling. The ideal candidate would be observant and organized, possess strong communication skills and a positive attitude, and be proactive and hardworking. Must be capable of lifting 50lb bags multiple times a day and working through inclement weather.

    Compensation based on experience. Please send a resume, two references, and a brief letter of interest. If you are interested in a different type of position on the farm, or have a partner who would also be looking for employment, contact for availability.

    Contact: Luke Mahoney, Brookford Farm
    Email: brookfordfarm@gmail.com
    Location: Canterbury, NH
  • Dairy Worker Wanted (Added March 16, 2017.)
    Position on 65 cow certified 100% grassfed organic dairy in central NY. Duties include milking in swing parlor, grazing and feeding. Housing may be available. Applicants must have drivers license, reliable transportation, dairy experience and be able to lift 50 lbs. Pay based upon experience, ability and availability. Contact: cowpoke2@verizon.net or (607) 699-7968.

  • Manager of Farm Operations
    A comprehensive land-, sea-, and space-grant university, UNH is the state’s flagship public university and is ideally located in the rural town of Durham, with ready access to the Maine and New Hampshire seacoasts, Boston, and the White Mountains. The University actively creates and nurtures a dynamic learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives, life experiences and cultural backgrounds pursue goals with mutual respect and shared spirit of inquiry. UNH has just under 13,000 undergraduate students and 2,200 graduate students.

Under the general direction of the Dean for the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture (COLSA)/Director of the NH Agricultural Experiment Station (NHAES), the Manager of Farm Operations is responsible for coordinating efforts of all the NHAES/COLSA research and teaching farms, the Farm Services unit and their service providers in order to provide high quality and efficient research and teaching resources for NHAES/COLSA, UNH and stakeholders across the state and region.

The Manager of Farm Operations will manage the budgets of the various units (below), supervise and assume responsibility for the activities and outcomes of the six unit managers, plan and implement farm projects and acquire bids and negotiate leases as needed.

The Manager of Farm Operations will supervise the construction, repair and renovation projects for these and other COLSA/NHAES facilities, both on and off-campus.

The Manager of Farm Operations oversees and supervises the functions of the facility managers (Farm Manager I or II in most cases) for the Fairchild Dairy Teaching and Research Center, the Organic Dairy Research Farm, the Woodman and Kingman Farms, the Macfarlane Greenhouses, the Equine Facilities and the Farm Services unit, as well as supervises the COLSA Finish Carpenter.

Duties/Responsibilities:

Plan and lead the implementation of strategic and operational goals, activities and policies for the Fairchild Dairy, the Organic Dairy Research Farm, the Woodman and Kingman Farms, the Macfarlane Greenhouses, the Equine Facilities and the Farm Services unit (hereafter called ‘the six units’), as well as the COLSA Finish Carpenter, under the broad supervision of the Director, NH AES.  Coordinate and supervise construction, repair and renovation projects for the six units and for other COLSA property and equipment. As needed, communicate and work with the appropriate Facilities staff and project managers. Oversee on-campus repair and renovation activities for the college via the COLSA Finish Carpenter.  Work with the Director of NHAES and the respective Farm Managers to plan and troubleshoot activities, personnel and initiatives across the entire system of COLSA/NHAES research and teaching farms, dairies, and greenhouses.  Overall responsibility for budget development and management for the six units. Initiate vendor contracts and purchasing processes for the various units. Be knowledgeable of IACUC requirements and help provide support for compliance and accountability where appropriate.  Coordinate the activities of the six units to ensure timeliness and success of all operations. Hire, train and supervise the managers of these individual units, and for the COLSA Finish Carpenter: providing annual performance reviews, setting goals & objectives, and providing oversight and support as needed.  Be responsible for timely communication with the farm managers and college administration regarding all aspects of farm operations and planning. Attend appropriate budget, planning and operations meetings.  Work with researchers, educators and staff to facilitate research, teaching, extension and other outreach activities at the six units.  Plan for and implement equipment replacement, facilities maintenance and related financial planning for the six units.  Coordinate and supervise construction, repair and renovation projects for the six units and for other COLSA property and equipment. As needed communicate and work with the appropriate Facilities staff and project managers. Includes on-campus repair and renovation activities for the college via the COLSA Finish Carpenter and assist the various units when extra labor is needed.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree.

Acceptable minimum years of experience: 5-7 years

Other Minimum Qualifications:  Bachelor of Science degree in an appropriate field, with a minimum of 5 years farm management experience, and 3 to 5 years of supervisory experience. Good communication and personnel skills are required.  This person must be able to translate COLSA/NHAES administrative goals and directives for the research and teaching facilities into effective actions and outcomes, and to build and work in a collaborative team environment.

Additional Preferred Qualifications: 

    1. Ability and experience in operating farm machinery
    2. Valid CDL license
    3. More than 5 years directly-related farm managerial and supervisory experience

To apply, visit http://jobs.usnh.edu/postings/25418.

UNH is an AA/EEO Employer. UNH is committed to excellence through the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages women and minorities to apply.

  • NY Dairy Grazing Apprentice Program Wants Aspiring Farmers, Master Grazier
    Wanted: aspiring dairy farmers and Dairy Master Graziers to stem the tide of retiring dairy farmers in New York State

    Cornell Small Dairy Support Specialist Fay Benson is recruiting participants for the New York edition of the Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship Program, the groundbreaking, nationally-recognized apprenticeship program for the agricultural industry

    Modeled after apprenticeship programs such as those for developing a highly skilled level of experience for new plumbers and electricians, the Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship, or DGA, is recognized by the federal Department of Labor.

    The two-year DGA requires 4,000 hours of instruction, including 277 hours of online classes, and on-the-job training on farms approved for good agricultural practices and safety measures. The federally-registered apprentices are paid on an established wage scale to work on an existing grazing dairy farm while they gain knowledge, skills, and early experience. The wage increases over time as skill level grows

    The NY apprentices and Master Graziers will work with Benson as the New York DGA Education Coordinator and a ‘job book’ containing several hundred dairy industry topics to prepare the apprentice to successfully own, operate, or manage a grazing dairy farm business

    Apprentice candidates must be at least 18 years old; have a high school diploma or equivalent, e.g., GED or composite ACT score of at least 18; be physically able to do the work a farm requires; and have reliable transportation

    A Master Grazier must have at least five years experience with managed grazing or certified organic dairying an an interest in mentoring someone interested in dairy career entry.

    Master Graziers often find their own apprenticeship candidates. In some cases, once the training is complete an apprentice stays on as a dedicated farm employee, becomes a farm partner, or eventually transitions into farm ownership

    Successful completion of the DGA provides the apprentice with a journeyman certificate recognized for college-level credit by the New York Department of Labor. The journeyperson experience may help secure a beginning farmer loan with FSA or a bank

    The Cornell Dairy Farm Business Summary has shown that dairies that use grazing are more profitable than non-grazing dairies of similar size. Grazing is a way to lower fee costs while maintaining animal health and agricultural stewardship

    The Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship program that began in Wisconsin in 2009 is now approved in nine states: IA, ME, MN, MO, NJ, NY, PA, VT, and WI

    Those interested in becoming an apprentice or serving as a Dairy Master Grazier may apply online at www.dga-national.org; for assistance, contact Abbie Teeter at ajt248@cornell.edu, 607-391-2660 ext 412. Once registered, the apprentices and Dairy Master Graziers can search the entries across the 9-state region to initiate discussion of a possible apprenticeship opportunity.

    To learn more about the New York Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship, contact Fay Benson at 607-391-2660, afb3@cornell.edu. Benson is project manager for the NY Organic Dairy Program, an educator with the Cornell University South Central NY Regional Team, coordinator of the NY Soil Health Trailer, and a member of the New York Crop Insurance Education Team.

  • Organic Grass-fed Dairy Manager (Added February 28, 2017.)
    Job Description:
    The Farm Manager will supervise, coordinate and run the day-to-day operations of the farm. This includes all aspects of grazing, health and breeding for the dairy herd. This also includes all aspects of parlor and milk room management. Additionally, the Farm Manager will be responsible for overseeing poultry and swine operations as well as coordinating personnel issues and employee scheduling with the Proprietor. The Farm Manager must be a self-motivated, methodical and meticulous individual who is willing to work hard, is flexible and has loads of enthusiasm!

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    Herd Health, Reproduction and Management of Dairy Herd:

    • Treat and care for sick and/or injured animals following the organic standards
    • Manage difficult births
    • Detect and track heat, breed by AI or bull
    • Work with Proprietor to source and acquire new stock if and when necessary
    • Work with Proprietor to decide when to sell/slaughter cows and calves
    • Manage and implement an effective pasture rotation system
    • Manage feed, supplements and minerals for the herd (including sourcing, ordering and delivery)
    • Perform euthanasia if and when necessary

    Parlor and Milkroom Management:

    • Oversee milking of dairy herd with and without farmhands, interns and/or apprentices
    • Ensure clean and efficient operation of parlor and equipment and clean parlor
    • Work with Creamery Manager to ensure clean and efficient operation of milk house and milk house equipment
    • Maintain milk quality and quantity records
    • Consult with creamery manager and cheese maker about changes in milk quality and possible herd health issues or medications that could affect milk quality
    • Understand and follow raw milk regulations in the state of Massachusetts
    • Understand and follow Baystate Organic Certifiers regulations

    Poultry and Swine

    • Oversee swine health and breeding and nutrition
    • Manage swine housing, rotation schedule, fencing and/or any other issues pertaining to the management of the swine herd
    • Coordinate slaughter and breeding schedule with Proprietor
    • See to the efficient management of poultry including raising of replacements, collection and handling of eggs and schedule for culling of hens
    • Work to maintain the hen houses and see to their regular cleaning and upkeep

     General Work and Procurement:

    • Supervise farm employees in all phases of the dairy and other farm operations
    • Complete necessary documentation on an on-going daily basis and be able to access this documentation when needed including all organic and state required documentation.
    • Interview, supervise and teach farmhands, interns and apprentices
    • Assist Proprietor with budgeting and scheduling considerations
    • Conduct monthly inventories, maintain supplies.
    • Discuss needs and problems with Proprietor
    • Write personnel evaluations annually
    • Fill in for sick and vacationing employees
    • Give tours and interviews when needed
    • Upkeep of facilities, grounds and equipment

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

    • Rotational Grazing Pasture Management
    • Knowledge of disease and injury treatment
    • Knowledge and experience in birthing
    • Knowledge of dairy nutrition
    • Knowledge of milking procedures
    • Able to lift and carry 50lbs unassisted many times during a day
    • Able to stand on feet for long periods of time
    • Able to work in a hot, humid, wet, cold and/or damp environment
    • Skilled at the use of a computer

    Contact:  Michael Barnes,   michael@thegreybarnandfarm.com
  • Position- Dairy Herd Manager/Couple
    MUST HAVE CURRENT DAIRY EXPERIENCE TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION
    Farm at Cold Brook is in search of a herd manager, prefer a working couple that will join a progressive milking team and farm managers.

    Full time position with scheduled time off. Advancement possible with schooling and continuing education available for the right people.

    New facilities fall of 2016, expansion to 300 cows planned through 2019. A cooperative work environment. Housing provided, pay dependent on experience.

    Job Description:
    -Prefer experience working on a grazing cow dairy.
    -Strong herd health skills and attention to detail
    -Experience supervising employees
    -Ability to AI or willing to learn a must
    -Calving and calf management experience preferred
    -Ration and feeding knowledge
    -Basic computer skills a must
    -Dependable and progressive in management
    -Proven experience working as a Team Player, working well with others
    -Additional work available for hay season

    We are seeking herd managers with strong work ethic, good character, and good morals. Position will responsible for feeding and milking on a rotational schedule and will be responsible for fresh/maternity cows and overseeing parlor and calf feedings to ensure all procedures are being followed. We are also looking for someone with strong herd health experience and be able to spot and prevent sick cows. Positions are also responsible for record keeping and inventory of vet and parlor supplies. Herd manager will work with nutritionist, veterinarian, cooperate with other managers to maintain excellent herd health and facilities.

    Contact:
    Tim Wightman General Manager,
    Call 765-277-3352 or email at clearvu@cheqnet.net
    Location: Cold Brook NY
    Added February 17, 2017.

  • NOFA-NY Certified Organic, LLC in Binghamton NY is Hiring
    Added February 14, 2017.
    Be a part of a growing non-profit company, USDA-accredited organic certification agency, whose primary purpose is to provide high integrity organic certification to over 900 organic farmers and processors throughout New York State and surrounding areas.

We are hiring for full-time (40 hours/week) position(s) working in of our Binghamton, NY office that includes healthcare, dental and 403(b) as well as generous paid holidays/vacation time. 

We offer a friendly work environment, challenging work, open communication, and commitment to a job well-done. For more information on this position and our organization visit www.nofany.org

The ideal candidate will have a college degree in a related area, or equivalent by training or experience, and knowledge of Dairy production.  We require excellent communication skills, verbal and written; strong computer skills; and the ability to do detail-oriented work in a fast paced environment. Training will be provided.

Dairy Certification Coordinator Assistant
Salary: $25K - $29K depending on experience
Primary responsibilities include providing administrative support to the Dairy Certification Coordinator to ensure the timely intake and flow of certification applications through the entire certification process.  Key duties include assisting with phones, emails, letter writing, data input, and deadline management.

Interested and qualified candidates are invited to email a resume and letter of interest to: Lori@nofany.org.

NOFA-NY is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

  • Director of Marketing and Development:
    Added February 3, 2017.
    Pennsylvania Certified Organic (PCO) announces an opening for Director of Marketing and Development. This director will lead the Education and Outreach Team and oversee PCO’s resource development, education and outreach, marketing and public relations programs. The ideal candidate will have education and experience in the following areas: writing proposals and securing funding, conducting community education and outreach, and leading marketing initiatives. We are looking for a well-organized and self-motivated person to join our team. This position is based in our Spring Mills, PA, office. Remote work locations will be considered.
    PCO is a growing non-profit organization that works with organic farmers and food producers in the Mid-Atlantic region. PCO provides organic certification services to more than 1,000 operations and employs 28 staff and 25 field inspectors. Our staff is dedicated to our mission: to ensure the integrity of organic products and provide education, inspection, and certification services that meet the needs of our members.
    This is a full-time, exempt position.
    Salary: $55,000 - $65,000, depending on experience.
    Benefits: health, dental, vision, disability and life insurance; Simple IRA, generous holiday, vacation and paid time off.
    Position will remain open until filled. A full job description is available on our website www.paorganic.org/jobs. Please send resume and cover letter to lia@paorganic.org.

  • Organic Valley is seeking a Regional Pool Manager in the Pennsylvania and Maryland regions to support current dairy pool members and to procure new members. Practical dairy knowledge and good communication skills required. Organic production knowledge helpful. Please apply online at www.ov.coop/jobs Added January 23, 2017.

  • Added December 14, 2016.
    NOFA-NY Certified Organic, LLC in Binghamton NY is Hiring

    Be a part of a growing non-profit company, USDA-accredited organic certification agency, whose primary purpose is to provide high integrity organic certification to over 900 organic farmers and processors throughout New York State and surrounding areas.

    We are hiring for full-time (40 hours/week) position(s) working out of our Binghamton, NY office that includes healthcare, dental and 403(b) as well as generous paid holidays/vacation time. 

    We offer a friendly work environment, challenging work, open communication, and commitment to a job well-done. For information regarding our organization, please visit www.nofany.orgPositions will take approximately one year to master so serious applicants only.

    The ideal candidate will have a college degree in a related area, or equivalent by training or experience, and knowledge of organic farming and certification. We require excellent communication skills, verbal and written; strong computer skills; and the ability to do detail-oriented work in a fast paced environment. Training will be provided.

    Crop & Livestock Certification Coordinator
    Salary: $30K to $35K/year depending on experience
    Primary responsibilities include the intake and flow of certification applications for completeness and monitor progress through each stage of certification.  Workflow requires someone self- motivated with ability to multitask and prioritize.  Candidate must be able to respond decisively, accurately, confidently, and courteously to client inquiries demonstrating an understanding and knowledge of the National Organic Standards.   Act as the point of contact for our applicants.   

    Certification Coordinator Assistant
    Salary: $25K - $29K depending on experience
    Primary responsibilities include providing administrative support to the Certification Coordinators to ensure the timely intake and flow of certification applications through the entire certification process.  Key duties include assisting with phones, emails, letter writing, data input, and deadline management.

    Interested and qualified candidates are invited to email a resume and letter of interest to: Lori@nofany.org.

    NOFA-NY is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

  • Director of Marketing & Development:
    Added October 20, 2016. Pennsylvania Certified Organic (PCO) announces an opening for Director of Marketing and Development. This director will lead the Education and Outreach Team and oversee PCO’s resource development, education and outreach, marketing and public relations programs. The ideal candidate will have education and experience in the following areas: writing proposals and securing funding, conducting community education and outreach, and leading marketing initiatives. We are looking for a well-organized and self-motivated person to join our team. This position is based in our Spring Mills, PA, office. Remote work locations will be considered.This is a full-time, exempt position.
    Salary: $55,000 - $65,000, depending on experience.
    Benefits: health, dental, vision, disability and life insurance; Simple IRA, generous holiday, vacation and paid time off.
    Position will remain open until filled. A full job description is available on our website www.paorganic.org/jobs. Please send resume and cover letter to lia@paorganic.org.

  • Staff Accountant
    Added October 20, 2016. Pennsylvania Certified Organic (PCO) announces an opening for Staff Accountant. The ideal candidate will have education and / or experience in accounting functions including, but not limited to: accounts payable/receivable, generating financial reports, performing journal entries, etc. We are looking for a well-organized and self-motivated person to join our team-oriented environment in Spring Mills, Pennsylvania.
    This is a full-time, exempt position.
    Salary: $40,000 - $50,000, depending on experience.
    Benefits: health, dental, vision, disability and life insurance; Simple IRA, generous holiday, vacation and paid time off.
    Position will remain open until filled. A full job description is available on our website www.paorganic.org/jobs. Please send resume and cover letter to lia@paorganic.org.

  • Pennsylvania Certified Organic announces a job opening for Certification Specialist. Added September 21, 2016. The ideal candidate will have education and / or experience in the following areas: familiarity with regulatory compliance and organic certification, knowledge of organic standards and food science/processing. We are looking for a well-organized and self-motivated person to join our team-oriented environment in Spring Mills, Pennsylvania; telecommuting will be considered.

    PCO is a growing non-profit organization that works with organic farmers and food producers in the Mid-Atlantic region. PCO provides organic certification services to more than 1000 operations and employs 28 staff and 25 field inspectors. Our staff is dedicated to our mission: to ensure the integrity of organic products and provide education, inspection, and certification services that meet the needs of our members.

    This is a full-time, exempt position.
    Salary range: $40,000 to $50,000, depending on experience.
    Benefits: health, dental, vision, disability and life insurance; Simple IRA, generous holiday, vacation and paid time off.
    Position will remain open until filled. Please send resume and cover letter to: Lia@paorganic.org.
    Name: PCO- Job Opening! Certification Specialist
    Email: lia@paorganic.org
    Phone: 814-422-0251
    Location: Spring Mills, PA

  • Pennsylvania Certified Organic (PCO) announces an opening for Director of Marketing and Development. Added September 21, 2016. This director will lead the Education and Outreach Team and oversee PCO’s resource development, education and outreach, marketing and public relations programs. The ideal candidate will have education and experience in the following areas: writing proposals and securing funding, conducting community education and outreach, and leading marketing initiatives. We are looking for a well-organized and self-motivated person to join our team. This position is based in our Spring Mills, PA, office. Remote work locations will be considered.This is a full-time, exempt position.

    Salary: $55,000 - $65,000, depending on experience.
    Benefits: health, dental, vision, disability and life insurance; Simple IRA, generous holiday, vacation and paid time off.
    Position will remain open until filled. A full job description is available on our website www.paorganic.org/jobs. Please send resume and cover letter to lia@paorganic.org.
    Name: PCO- Job Opening! Director of Marketing & Development
    Email: lia@paorganic.org
    Phone: 814-422-0251
    Location: Spring Mills, PA

  • Pennsylvania Certified Organic (PCO) announces an opening for Staff Accountant. Added September 21, 2016. The ideal candidate will have education and / or experience in accounting functions including, but not limited to: accounts payable/receivable, generating financial reports, performing journal entries, etc. We are looking for a well-organized and self-motivated person to join our team-oriented environment in Spring Mills, Pennsylvania.

    This is a full-time, exempt position.
    Salary: $40,000 - $50,000, depending on experience.
    Benefits: health, dental, vision, disability and life insurance; Simple IRA, generous holiday, vacation and paid time off.

    Position will remain open until filled. A full job description is available on our website www.paorganic.org/jobs. Please send resume and cover letter to lia@paorganic.org.

    Name: PCO- Job Opening! Staff Accountant
    Email: lia@paorganic.org
    Phone: 814-422-0251
    Location: Spring Mills, PA


 

 

 

 

 


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